News Release: Access to Thousands of Licenses Now Available on Mobile Devices

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in News Releases

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Professional and Vocational Licensing Division

 

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR

KEALII S. LOPEZ
DIRECTOR

CELIA SUZUKI

PVL ADMINISTRATOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday Feb. 24, 2014

 

Access to Thousands of Licenses Now Available on Mobile Devices

New Design Allows Smart Phone and Tablet Users Easier Search Capability

 

HONOLULU — The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) Division has adapted its online database (pvl.ehawaii.gov) of more than 375,000 Hawaii licenses to allow easier access for mobile devices.

 

Just last year, about 40,000 out of the 500,000 page visits on the PVL license search were conducted with a mobile device.

 

“With the proliferation of mobile devices, the move to give consumers easy, on-the-go access to information about our licensees makes perfect sense,” DCCA Director Kealii S. Lopez said. “This new user-friendly search tool makes it easier for consumers to quickly check if a potential professional for hire holds a current license in good standing.”

 

The design elements of this online service follow the new state website template, optimized for touch screen technology and smart phone interfaces by providing larger text, buttons designed with touch response functionality, and custom layouts for screens across multiple devices.

 

DCCA has been at the forefront in government transformation of mobile web-based applications that keeps services current with today’s technology.

 

PVL is responsible for 25 professional boards and commissions and 23 licensing programs. In total, the division licenses 48 different professions and vocations. 

 

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Media Contact:

Brent Suyama

DCCA Communications Officer

808-586-7582

bsuyama@dcca.hawaii.gov

cca.hawaii.gov